Flight Nurse (Midwifery)

Job No: RFDS215
Location: Charleville

The Organisation:

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) is one of the largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisations in the world. Using the latest in aviation, medical and communications technology, it delivers extensive primary health care and 24-hour emergency service to those who live, work and travel Australia. The range of essential health care services includes general practice, Indigenous health, child and family health, social and emotional wellbeing, women’s health, health promotion activities and provides regular patient transfers for life-saving medical care.

The role:

  • Permanent part-time 0.5 FTE 
  • Charleville location

The RFDS (Queensland Section) is seeking expressions of interest from suitably skilled and qualified nurses for the role of Flight Nurse (Midwifery) at our Charleville Base with an immediate start.   Charleville Base commenced operations in 1943. Services provided from this base include medical chests, remote medical consultations, aeromedical retrievals and primary health care clinics incorporating general practice, child and family health, health promotion and field days.

We will offer you the opportunity to work in a challenging and rewarding environment, one which will support your professional development, further develop your nursing skills and satisfy your desire to make a difference.

To be considered for this role, it is essential you meet the criteria below:

  • Registered Nurse and Midwife with AHPRA registration
  • Minimum five years post graduate experience which must include a minimum three years' experience in critical care environment in either a recognised Major Regional or Tertiary Hospital Emergency Department with a 24 hour in-Department medical coverage or a recognised Intensive Care Unit;  or a cumulative of three years critical care experience across both environments (five years would be highly desirable)
  • Current Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification (the successful candidate will be required to obtain this certification if they are not current before starting employment or shortly thereafter)
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with a range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to spend considerable time working and/or travelling in the confined spaces of a small aircraft 

A comprehensive orientation program is provided prior to the commencement of duties. An attractive remuneration package is offered including salary sacrificing, relocation assistance and a remote area package which includes rental assistance and annual gratuties.

If you are someone looking for a unique experience and an exciting career change, please apply.

For further information on the role itself, please contact Joanne Mahony, Manager Clinical and Base Operations 0428 412653 or Louise Burton, Nurse Manager - Nursing Resources 0408 089330.

This role will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug and alcohol test and will continue to be subject to random drug and alcohol testing;  and will be required to obtain an Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC).

Applications for this role will close when a suitable candidate pool has been reached.  If you are interested, please apply now! 

Please note for your application to be considered it is essential the below information is outlined clearly in your CV regarding your employment history. Please see below examples of details required.

  • Department, Facility, Location
  • Job Title - Level
  • FTE of current/previous roles: Full time, part time or casual. If part time, provide FTE, eg. FTE 0.25, Casual how many shifts?
  • Start date (month, year) to end date (month, year)
  • Brief description of unit/department, eg. Bed numbers, case mix, types of patients cared for, specialty services, work volume


The RFDS is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People are encouraged to apply

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